Planning for Future Health Care Needs

There’s no crystal ball!

Please join NBM and Cindy Bruzzese, MPA, MSB, HEC-C, Executive Director and Clinical Ethicist at the Vermont Ethics Network (VEN) for a presentation on the importance of understanding, planning, discussing and documenting your health care plans.

These are stressful and uncertain times. While we can’t control what will happen if we become sick, we can control who will make decisions for us and ensure that our families and health care providers know what matters most if we do become ill. The time to think about advance care planning is when you are healthy and before a medical emergency or health crisis happens.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Discussing the importance of planning in advance for future health care needs;
  • Review Vermont’s framework for medical decision-making;
  • Outline the tools available in Vermont to document health care decisions (advance directives, DNR/COLST Orders, the Vermont Advance Directive Registry); and
  • Discuss implications of COVID-19 on advance care planning and medical decision-making

Bio: Cindy Bruzzese, MPA, MSB, HEC-C is the Executive Director and Clinical Ethicist at the Vermont Ethics Network (VEN). She has been with the organization since 2008 and is a certified clinical ethics consultant. In addition to her role at VEN, she works part time at the University of Vermont Medical Center as a clinical ethicist, chairs the Ethics Committee for the State of Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL), Co-Chairs the Central Vermont Medical Center Ethics Committee and Directs the Statewide Task Force on Palliative Care and Pain Management. A native Vermonter, Cindy lives in central Vermont with her husband, children, black lab, horse and miniature donkey.

If you have questions or would like to RSVP, email Kim at [email protected] or call (802) 388-1632.

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Planning for Future Health Care Needs

Date: April 14th, 2021

Where: Online virtual Zoom class

Times: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Cost:Free

Includes:

Discussion on the importance of planning in advance for future health care needs.

Q & A

Zoom link will be emailed two days prior to the event.

 

Deposits/Deadlines:

Reserve your spot by April 9.

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